Washington’s CQ Roll Call brings up-to-date news, analysis and insights to senior decision-makers on Capitol Hill. This trusted source of unbiased, impartial information provides authoritative, nonpartisan and accurate congressional news and legislative tracking tools to its subscribers. Through more than 40 print and online products, CQ Roll Call keeps readers updated on a weekly, daily and real-time basis covering every legislative action in Congress with breaking news, bill tracking, and member profiles and offers insight on the people and institutions that influence public policy and legislation.
CQ Roll Call seeks a staff writer with expertise in transportation and infrastructure to cover legislation and policy development, lobbying and politics related to the industry.
The Transportation and Infrastructure staff writer, based in Washington, D.C., will be responsible for covering hearings, bill markups, floor action and other events of interest as stakeholders advance their interests in Congress. The beat broadly includes coverage of airlines, automobiles, railroads, ports and shipping, and the infrastructure that supports them. The journalist would be required to look beyond the Beltway at trends in state policy, their outcomes and impact on stakeholders.
CQ offers the successful candidate a chance to write for our core website, newsletters and magazine, plus contribute to Roll Call, record podcasts, appear as an expert at events and with outside media, and participate in the newsroom's growth initiatives.
In the role you would be expected to:
Track and understand legislation, including appropriations bills that allocate funding to the Department of Transportation and other relevant agencies
Generate story ideas and analysis for a sophisticated audience that includes government, corporations, associations and trade groups
Develop sources on and off Capitol Hill, including in trade groups and lobbying shops
To succeed in the role you must have:
Attention to detail, industry knowledge and the ability to create and interpret data for trend stories are a must
At least five years of experience covering Congress or transportation and infrastructure, and demonstrate an ability to mine legislation, lobbying and campaign spending reports, and regulatory filings for incisive stories that connect the dots
Strong writing and reporting skills; sources in the industry, K Street and federal agencies; and experience in breaking stories.
Applicants should be able to write clearly and quickly
Applicants should be able to write spot news as well as features and longer-form analysis, including data-driven stories; amplify their work on social media, and demonstrate an ability to raise the newsroom’s profile and reach
To succeed in the role you will be able to demonstrate: